Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 9, 2012 3:24PM ET
Discovered: 150 billion tons of glaciers melt each year, the fourth warmest January recorded, a rehab app, female fertility changes the way men speak, the benefits of a normal name.
Feb 9, 2012 1:50PM ET
Google is considering opening a retail store in Dublin, Ireland, Bloomberg reports. This follows rumors that Amazon is considering its own stand-alone outlet in Seattle.
Feb 9, 2012 11:31AM ET
Now that the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (aka STOCK) Act has been passed by both the U.S. House and Senate.
Feb 9, 2012 11:20AM ET
New York Fashion Week is upon us again, and with it comes a renewed concern for the well-being of those workhorses of the runway. Particularly, the young ones.
Feb 9, 2012 10:21AM ET
The FBI's 1991 191-page file on Steve Jobs (yes he had one) is now available for public consumption.
Feb 9, 2012 10:00AM ET
Gail Collins on Catholics and contraception, George Will on Republicans and defense, Noah Feldman on gay marriage, Karl Rove on Gingrich's electoral strategy, and Meghan Daum on the latest Tiger Mom.
Feb 9, 2012 8:57AM ET
With California's Prop 8 being struck down in court and Washington state's House of Representatives voting to legalize gay marriage yesterday, it's been a pretty good week on the same-sex equality front.
Feb 9, 2012 8:28AM ET
On Thursday, President Barack Obama will waive 10 states from the No Child Left Behind law, the AP reports.
Feb 9, 2012 8:27AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Feb 9, 2012 8:00AM ET
Cartoonist Steve Benson on Israel's very hairy situation.
Feb 9, 2012 7:16AM ET
Rick Santorum says he raised $250,000 in one night after winning three GOP contests this week — a nice amount that wouldn't pay for the snack chips Mitt Romney throws at hungry reporters on his plane.
Feb 8, 2012 3:43PM ET
For the second year in a row the Bronx Zoo is offering a quirky, city-appropriate homage to love for Valentine's Day.
Feb 8, 2012 1:31PM ET
It seemed in the heady aftermath of Tuesday's ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that a Supreme Court case on Proposition 8 was inevitable, but a few news reports have since pointed out that the Supreme Court might decline to hear the appeal on California's law banning gay marriage.
Feb 8, 2012 1:18PM ET
New York City hotel operators have agreed to a contract with the city's hotel union that gives housekeepers and other hotel employees personal panic buttons to notify security if they run into trouble in a guest's room.
Feb 8, 2012 12:20PM ET
The government has announced that a new passenger-screening program will be expanding to 28 major U.S. airports, including the three used by terrorists on 9/11.
Feb 8, 2012 11:43AM ET
The State of Indiana released its official findings today in last summer's collapse of a stage at the state fair, and the blame goes mostly to the company that built the stage and the union that worked on it.
Feb 8, 2012 10:30AM ET
New York prosecutors will not file rape charges against Greg Kelly, anchor for Fox 5's Good Day New York and son of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. So, the New York Post has taken that as the all-clear to name the accuser and publish her photo.
Feb 8, 2012 9:56AM ET
The Washington Post followed up on its big investigation into congressional earmarks with a report Wednesday that found some legislators were directing government funds to organizations at which they had family on staff, which turns out to be is perfectly legal.
Feb 8, 2012 9:50AM ET
Robert Reilly on Mitt Romney the businessman, Andrew Cohen on the Prop. 8 ruling, Thomas Friedman on Syria, Jeff Jacoby on Justice Ginsburg, and Katrina vanden Heuvel on the employment news
Feb 8, 2012 8:00AM ET
Feb 8, 2012 6:25AM ET
A massive whale shark that may be among the largest fish ever caught, was pulled from the waters off Pakistan yesterday.
Feb 8, 2012 5:26AM ET
Rick Santorum rose from the near dead to win all three Republican voting contests last night, halting Mitt Romney's momentum and throwing another huge curveball at the GOP.
Feb 7, 2012 7:35PM ET
Fox 5 TV anchor Greg Kelly, son of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, will not be charged with rape. His lawyer told the Daily News, "They are not pressing charges."
Feb 7, 2012 4:24PM ET
New York is chock-full of Giants fans today, reveling and doing what sports fans do best when their teams win: Having a parade! But everyone's not a Giants fan, and not everyone loves a parade.
Feb 7, 2012 2:23PM ET
Pennsylvania's state senate has passed a law allowing the state to tax shale gas drilling, so long as local zoning laws don't get in the way of drillers.
Feb 7, 2012 1:06PM ET
On Tuesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, upholding a lower court's ruling on the voter-approved measure that outlawed same-sex marriage.
Feb 7, 2012 12:54PM ET
In the grand tradition of public celebration in lower Manhattan for the end of wars and victories in sports, the Super Bowl champion Giants got their victory parade in the Canyon of Heroes this morning.
Feb 7, 2012 11:22AM ET
Even after backtracking on its cut of funds for Planned Parenthood, the fallout for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation continues this morning with public policy senior vice president Karen Handel's sour-sounding resignation.
Feb 7, 2012 10:46AM ET
Do you love Mad Men like we love Mad Men? Have you been waiting so long for the show to begin its fifth season that you barely even remember where we left off?
Feb 7, 2012 10:08AM ET
In what's becoming a weapon of choice for the digital backers of Occupy Wall Street protests, Anonymous has released the personal data of Oakland city officials in respect to the Occupy protests there that turned violent on Jan. 28.